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Microsoft to acquire Activision for $68.7 billion / Google is building an AR headset / The 5G battle between the FAA, AT&T, Verizon, and airlines

Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with games reporter Ash Parrish and senior reporter Alex Heath about Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion and Google building a new AR headset.Policy editor Russell Brandom joins the show to discuss the battle between the FAA, AT&T, Verizon, and airlines over 5G and the antitrust bills...

Wordle and the App Store clones / FTC’s Meta antitrust lawsuit moves forward / PCs had another big year

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Russell Brandom discuss the FTC proceeding with an antitrust lawsuit against Meta, the success of Wordle and its app clones, and more RCS drama.Verge deputy editor Dan Seifert stops by to chat about this week's gadget news and the state of the PC market.Stories discussed: White House to launch COVID test-ordering...

CES 2022: all the TVs, concept cars, laptops, and gadgets announced this week

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Alex Cranz run through the huge amount of products announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2022 this week — from QD-OLED TVs, to EVs, to a hair-coloring gadget.All the stories discussed: CES 2022 will close a day early because of COVID concerns CES 2022 will introduce HDMI 2.1a, another confusing new spec...

James Webb Space Telescope to launch next week / cool gadgets announced this week

Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Loren Grush discuss NASA's plan for launching the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to NASA’s Hubble telescope.Second half of the show, the crew go through all the gadgets and software updates announced this past week.Stories discussed this week: NASA’s massive next-generation space telescope arrives...

Can Matter save the smart home?

In our final Vergecast Spec-tacular of the year, Dieter Bohn dives into Matter, the new tech standard that smart home gadgets will use to communicate with each other, making compatibility between gadgets significantly easier.Guests include: Verge smart home reviewer Jennifer Pattison Tuohy Michelle Mindala-Freeman, Head of Marketing for the Connectivity...

Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 demo / Snap’s first AR Spectacles / Android games come to Windows in 2022

Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Alex Heath discuss Epic Games' Matrix experience in Unreal Engine 5, Snap’s first AR Spectacles, streaming news, and more.Stories discussed: Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss on making The Matrix Awakens with Epic Games Snap’s first AR Spectacles are an ambitious, impractical start How Snap is sidestepping the metaverse...

Behind the scenes of our Treo documentary, Springboard

Live at On The Verge in New York City, Nilay and Dieter discuss The Verge's documentary Springboard: the secret history of the first real smartphone and conduct at Q&A with the audience.Springboard is now streaming worldwide. You can watch it on The Verge’s new app on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, or Apple TV. It is now also available to watch...

Jack Dorsey steps down from Twitter / The future of the blockchain / FTC is suing to block Nvidia’s purchase of Arm

Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn chat with Alex Heath and Casey Newton about Jack Dorsey stepping down as CEO of Twitter and what's going in the world of crypto.Managing editor Alex Cranz stops by to share news that the FTC is suing to block Nvidia's $40 billion purchase of Arm.Stories referenced: Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO Twitter CTO Parag...

Eero CEO Nick Weaver on 5G, Thread, and the future of the smart home

Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn interview CEO of Eero Nick Weaver live at On The Verge in New York City.The discussion includes how the Ring Alarm Pro came together, Eero supporting Thread and Matter, integration of 5G, and what's next for the smart home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Apple will make repair manuals and parts available to public / Russia blows up a satellite / Biden signs infrastructure package

Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn chat with policy reporter Makena Kelly about Pres. Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure package and what it will do to improve broadband access in the US.Senior science reporter Loren Grush joins the show to talk about Russia destroying one of its own satellites with a ground-based missile.Managing editor Alex Cranz stops by...

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